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The KLU Academic Foundation
is an incorporated foundation based in Hamburg, Germany.
The foundation’s objectives are to promote outstanding research and education, and to provide financial support to students of Kühne Logistics University (KLU), founded in 2010 in Hamburg.
As a university foundation, it utilizes its resources to support specific research areas and individual outstanding researchers at KLU in the fields of logistics, management and supply chain management. It particularly focuses on initiatives supporting young academics and the KLU student body.
In order to pursue its work, the Academic Foundation relies on the generous financial support of private patrons, firms and other foundations.
You’d like to get involved?
With your donation, you, too, can support a given project, a bright mind, or even an entire group of talented researchers at KLU, in a targeted and individual manner. All donations are directly applied to the purpose of your choice.
Your contribution counts – and will make a real difference for those people who conduct research, teach or pursue their studies at KLU.
Join us and help KLU continue to grow as the home of excellent research and academic education!
We support outstanding sustainability research.
With the Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains (CSLS), founded in 2020, KLU is making pioneering contributions to research and education on the “green transformation” of the economy. With financial backing from Kühne+Nagel, the CSLS serves as an international hub for sustainability, bringing together the scientific community, business, and society at large. You can learn more here.
We support outstanding students.
Year after year, we support KLU students characterized by top performance, social commitment or special financial needs with the so called Deutschlandstipendium. Every “Germany Scholarship” awarded requires a private donation, which is then matched using public funding – so that even a modest donation can make a real difference.
You can learn more here.
We support watersport activities within the KLU Community.
Since the summer of 2018, it can regularly be seen underway at Hamburg’s Außenalster: our dragon boat “ONE FOR ALL,” generously donated by the Pollmann Stiftung, offers KLU students and staff the chance to uniquely experience the city from the water – and a memorable time together, whether it’s casual paddling about or competing in the dragon boat regatta. You can learn more here.
With your donation, you, too, can support a given project, a bright mind, or even an entire group of talented researchers at Kühne Logistics University.
All donations, great and small, one-time or repeating, are directly applied to the purpose of your choice. They can range from a one-year Germany Scholarship for a particularly gifted student, with an equivalent value of 1,800 euros per year, to comprehensive financial support for thematically focused research endeavors involving multiple KLU researchers and spanning several years.
Our donations account:
Deutsche Bank AG Hamburg
DE44 2007 0000 0390 1725 00
Donations to the KLU Academic Foundation are tax-deductible; in this regard, you will receive a donation confirmation from us. If you donate on behalf of a firm, your donation qualifies as a special expense / business expense, up to an annual limit equivalent to 20 percent of the firm’s total earnings or 0.4 percent of the combined value of the firm’s total revenues plus the amount paid in the respective calendar year for salaries and wages (§ 10b Par. 1(1) EStG).
We will also be pleased to advise you on current KLU initiatives and priorities that would benefit from short- to medium-term support in the form of private or corporate donations.
Are you interested in the work that the Academic Foundation does for KLU and would like to become a supporter?
I look forward to receiving your call or mail, or to a face-to-face chat.